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Jul 08

National Gun Violence Survivors Week

Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 10:17 AM by Jessica Harris

Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center

National Gun Violence Survivors Week

February 1-7 is recognized as the National Gun Violence Survivors Week to amplify the voices of those who live with the impact gun violence has had on their lives. Shelby County's Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center has partnered with Moms Demand Action to illuminate the Hernando de Soto Bridge. 
According to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, while the overall crime rate has decreased in 2021, more than 70% of all violent crimes reported involved guns.  The CVRCC’s available resources include immediate crisis intervention, trauma counseling, and support navigating emergency financial assistance.
“It is tragic that almost every day someone in our county must deal with the aftermath of gun violence. National Gun Violence Survivors Week affords us the opportunity to have a community conversation, expand our knowledge, and recommit to addressing gun violence," said Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris.  
Jul 08

#MeToo and Pathways to Healing

Posted to Community Services News on July 8, 2022 at 10:15 AM by Jessica Harris


Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center
#MeToo and Pathways to Healing

The hashtag #MeToo became viral in 2017, but the creator of that hashtag and the Me Too Movement was founded by survivor and activist Tarana Burke in 2006.  Her vision for the movement was to bring resources, support, and pathways to healing where none existed before, including for many African American women.  Ms. Burke knew that many survivors of sexual violence keep their story to themselves – hiding the truth from others and often sitting in shame and self-blame.  The validation that survivors felt, and still feel, from the Me Too Movement can be a first step on their path towards healing.  Survivors now know they are not alone; that they don’t have to go through this alone; and that there is a possibility of healing after violence.  For more information on the Me Too Movement, visit:  https://metoomvmt.org/.  For assistance and support after sexual violence, call CVRCC’s 24-hour hotline: 901-222-4350.